Jason is the Program Director for State-Sponsored Threats at C4ADS, where he leads a team in investigating national security threats from China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Jason is interested in how new forms of data and technology can improve national security outcomes. His analysis has been cited by the Congressional Executive Commission on China and the United Nations Panel of Experts on North Korea, and has informed front page stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has also testified to the U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission.
Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and interdisciplinary security studies from the University of Alabama, where he was awarded the Harry S. Truman and David L. Boren Scholarships, and a master’s degree in China studies from Peking University, where he was a Yenching Scholar. Prior to C4ADS, Jason studied at Tsinghua University as a Blakemore Freeman Fellow in the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies. He speaks Mandarin.